Richard H. Carr, 63, a former director of passenger and cargo services for Braniff International airlines at Dulles and National airports, died at the Osteopathic Hospital in Wichita, Kan., Thursday following a stroke.
Mr. Carr was in charge of Braniff services in the Washington area from 1956 until 1970, when he retired for reasons of health. He continued to work for the company on a part-time basis until 1974, when he retired completely. He lived in Alexandria until moving to Wichita a year ago to be near his family.
A native of Durango, Colo., Mr. Carr grew up there and in Santa Fe, N.M. He graduated from the Dallas Aviation School and began his career with Braniff in 1939.
He was the company's manager at the Corpus Christi, Tex., airport. During World War II, he was manager of Braniff's contributions to the Air Transport Command in the Panama Canal Zone. He was the Braniff manager in Denver before being transferred to the Washington area. Mr. Carr was a member of the Dulles Management Council and the Airport Club. He was a founding member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Alexandria and served as president of its council.
Survivors include his wife, Ann, of Wichita, a son, Steven, of Kansas City, and a brother, Dr. Stanely Carr of Santa Fe, N.M. Another son, Michael Carr, died in 1965.